The Canadian Rangers

A Living History

P. Whitney Lackenbauer

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  • Published: September 2013
  • Subject Listing: History, Native Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 592 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Series: Studies in Canadian Military History Series
  • Contents

For more than six decades, the Canadian Rangers, a group of citizen-soldiers, has quietly served as Canada’s eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and cross-cultural understanding.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer is an associate professor and chair of history at St. Jerome’s University.